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Missoula moms join stroller brigade asking Baucus for leadership on toxic chemicals.

Women’s Voices for the Earth

August 10, 2011

MISSOULA— Missoula women and children joined families across the country in organized local stroller brigades today to demand increased protections from toxic chemicals. In Missoula, the environmental health group Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) organized parents and children on a stroller brigade to Senator Baucus’ office to ask him to co-sponsor the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011. Children were dressed in blue superhero capes to ask Senator Baucus to “be their hero” by protecting them from toxic chemicals.

Parents are rallying behind the Safe Chemicals Act (S.847), a bill that would take meaningful steps to protect the American public from toxic chemicals. The legislation, introduced by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (NJ), would increase chemical safety, inform consumers on chemical hazards, and protect vulnerable populations like pregnant women and children.

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